Here come the UWREN 2012-13 Team. Lets give them a hand as they kick off this year with two events.
Please add these events to your calendars and help make this year's environmental restoration project a WILD success! This year's student-run UWREN team in partnership with the Friends of North Creek Forest are jumping the gun and tackling the invasive blackberry ASAP before it gets to chilly!
Where: We will meet on 112th St near the end of the street, at the mulch pile, ample parking is available on the right side of the road.
When: November 10th from 11-3 and November 17th from 11-3.
Who: Everyone and bring a friend! Teachers, please consider offering your students extra credit for attendance, we would all appreciate the added incentive to get involved in this wonderful project.
What to bring: Please wear warm clothes and be prepared to work in wet/muddy conditions. We will provide gloves, tools, and water. Light snacks will be available, but bring a lunch if you expect to work hard and get hungry! If you have any new/used tools that you would like to use and/or donate to this year's project, please bring those as well, The Friends of North Creek Forest are accepting donations and promise to cherish any donated tools and responsibly use them to save this great forest!
What Activities are on the Agenda?
We are going to rip out a TON of blackberry using loppers and rakes, dig out the root-balls using shovels and hand-tillers, and spread mulch using shovels, buckets, wheelbarrows, and rakes. We also have a few herbaceous species to plant in the existing restoration areas, and light weeding to keep the blackberries at bay around last year's restoration site.
This year's UWREN students and the Friends of North Creek Forest are excited to see you all for more fun events to meet new people, make friends, and work hard towards a common goal of restoring the forest edge!
We will see everyone this and next Saturday, have a wonderful week!
Get a map and driving directions HERE
For more information, just ask Sarah Witte at JVe321@gmail.com or Kent Parkinson at Kentprk@gmail.com